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Clive Barker, the writer, and director of Hellraiser (1987), successfully won the franchise’s rights to the U.S. market back under the Copyright Act of 1976’s termination provision. The provision allows authors to recapture rights from publishers after “waiting a prescribed period (usually 35 years for newer works) and sending a notice within a five-year window.”...
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Dr. Dre and Nicole Young are going through divorce proceedings. Nicole Young has claimed that she has a legal and financial right to her former husband’s stage name and classic album, The Chronic since Dre never trademarked his stage name until after the two married. Dr. Dre’s legal team is fighting back, stating that the rapper started using his...
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Netflix has settled a 2018 lawsuit brought by Chooseco LLC. Chooseco owns the trademark to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” They sued Netflix over their Emmy winner Black Mirror episode, “Bandersnatch,” the interactive choose your own experience. Netflix’s attempt to get the case dismissed failed in Feb. 2020 when a U.S. District Court Judge didn’t believe...
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Four years ago, the Broadway show producer of “Shuffle Along” sued its’ insurer, Lloyd’s of London, over the loss of coverage when the show had to end abruptly when the main actress became pregnant. Four years later, both parties have agreed to render the case “discontinued” and drop the case.  The cases rested on whether...
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